Merrimack College's public affairs master’s degree prepares you for leadership roles in public administration, public policy and community service. A Master of Public Affairs equips you with marketable expertise that you can adapt for a variety of roles. You’ll acquire practical skills in public administration, organizational leadership, finance, communication, data analysis, public policy and more, gaining the ability to address complex problems and craft innovative solutions.

Like a master of public administration or similar degree, our Master of Public Affairs qualifies you to exercise leadership in executive, managerial or supervisory positions. Merrimack graduates work in public administration jobs throughout the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.